Architect II in Addison, TX at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/30/2022

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    14275 Midway Road
    Addison, TX
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Job Description

Architect II

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

General Position Info:
The Architect-II

Overall responsibility for the architecture and design of solutions that encompass multiple enterprise and strategic applications and technologies across multiple departments. They are responsible for evaluating the requirements of a business or IT ask and both architecting an IT solution or perform vendor evaluations to determine if an external product can support the business ask or need. The Architect-II will also be responsible for developing a level of effort (LOE) to support any project request that they might get.  Solutions may cover a broad spectrum of the business (i.e. laboratory, billing, logistics, patient services, finance, legal, etc.) and applications/ technologies regardless of the architect’s primary area of expertise.  The architect is responsible for the creation and presentation of a number of artifacts including, but not limited to architecture overview documents, solution sketches, data models, integration patterns, LOE estimates, vendor evaluation scorecards, design/code review reports etc.  He/she is further responsible for leading other application architects, application developers & non-technical team members and provide design oversight and guidance at varying levels during project execution.  Finally, the Architect-II is charged with collaborating with the other architecture functions (such as Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure architecture) in the developing of various IT strategies and ensuring that the solutions that they lead are in support of strategic goals for the company – both business and IT.

Specific Position Info:
This specific position will focus designing and shepherding solutions for our advanced diagnostics testing business.  This includes both internal and external facing systems.  Internal applications will include all systems necessary to support the receipt, testing and billing of advanced laboratory test orders (i.e. orders which contain specialized laboratory tests – anatomic pathology, genetics, oncology, women’s health, etc.).  External facing applications will cover the gamut of physician and payer facing system and our direct to consumer healthcare ecommerce platform with heavy emphasis on both architecture/development and integration with our core systems.
The candidate will develop the design and support the creation and enhancement of each of the systems described above.  Familiarity with legacy application integration will be critical to the candidate’s success.  Candidate is expected to work collaboratively with teams of architects, product managers, analysts, developers and business partners in support of these efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Propose the design, and support creation, and ongoing development of systems leveraged in support of our Advanced Diagnostics business.
Support development of a modern foundational integrated genomics architecture with a mix of on prem and cloud-based systems.
Design solutions in support of both consumer and physician based ordering and reporting
Review, evaluate and recommend off the shelf products and platforms to speed up development timelines and speed to market.
Collaborate across the organization (e.g Marketing, Product, IT teams) on major project technical designs
Lead and drive eCommerce, Marketplace, modern Cloud architectures, internal and 3rd party integrations, extensibility, market distribution, and distributed systems.
Actively engage with infrastructure hosting and information security teams to lead and mitigate cyber risks.
Develop, document and presents solutions to members of multiple architecture, development and infrastructure teams for purposes of solution development and or the gathering/refining of estimates
Organizes and leads cross-functional discussions within the IT and business organizations in support of solution development
Works with vendors to better understand how features and interfaces of outside applications can facilitate the fulfillment of customer requests
Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Preferred: BS degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related technical field.  
Work Experience: 10+ years of demonstrated IT design and/or architecture experience
10+ years’ experience working in large-scale, heterogeneous IT environments
2+ years working in eCommerce space
3+ years’ experience with CICD, Azure pipelines, Microservices, Kubernetes, API first approach, Cloud native and headless ecommerce architectures
3+ years integrating eCommerce platforms with enterprise systems
3+ years working in Healthcare space (strongly preferred) – genetic testing exposure a plus
Experience with commerce tools, CMS Tools and REST APIs, SOA preferable
Hands on experience with FE frameworks (Angular, React, etc)
Hands on experience in design and architecture view of Mulesoft Anypoint API Platform
Experience designing, developing and deploying RESTful APIs and microservices in cloud
Broad knowledge of web standards relating to APIs (OAuth, SSL, CORS, JWT, etc.)
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and TEAMS with particular emphasis on Visio, Excel and PowerPoint

Other: Has deep technical expertise in one or more technology domains
Demonstrated in depth understanding of multiple enterprise level and strategic applications supporting the multiple business functions (Lab, Commercial, Sales, Marketing etc.)
Demonstrated ability to influence with credibility across business functions or technologies with analysis (based on prior experience).
Demonstrated ability to represent IT in senior management level discussions and with third parties
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral/presentation and written communication skills in both technical and non-technical language.        
Strong leadership, project and team building skills – ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives by working effectively with others with a demonstrated ability to work cross-departmentally.
Demonstrated ability to deliver under tight timelines with minimal oversight and input
Strong collaborator – willingness to share ideas, documentation and best practices.
Conceptual and analytical thinker – ability to extract, analyze and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies from customers and IT team members.
Strong written and verbal communication skills in sharing vision, architecture and roadmap succinctly with non-technical audiences